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2009 Pig Ski Agenda

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The 2009 Pig Group Ski Seminar will be at Copper Mountain Resort in Copper Mountain, CO, USA.

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2009 Pig Ski Agenda

  1. 1. 2009 PIG-GROUP SKI SEMINAR COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO FEBRUARY 18 TO 21, 2009 The 2009 Pig Group Ski Seminar will be at Copper Mountain Resort in Copper Mountain, CO. Feedback from last year’s meeting gave us raving reviews for this venue. The Copper Mountain Resort is a fantastic, family oriented resort with ski-in, ski-out accommodations connected to the conference center and rooms. There is shopping, skating, snow mobiling, a snow tubing hill, dinner sled rides and night life activities all available within the resort area. We look forward to seeing you in Copper Mountain as you meet new friends and get reacquainted with old friends in the swine industry. Dr. Paul and Lori Yeske, Drs. Mike and Lisa Tokach, and Dr. Angela Baysinger serve as the Program Chairpersons. This year the following program is being offered. Wednesday, February 18, 2009 7:00 - 9:00 PM Reception and registration Thursday, February 19, 2009 “A Global View of Agriculture” 6:30 AM Buffet breakfast for participants and registered guest 7:15 AM Seminar opening, Introduction of speakers and registered guest 7:30 AM Comparing Swine industries: What is going on in South America (Brazil, Argentina & Chile) and how this compares to the US industry Dr. Jose Piva, PIC Inc. Dr. Piva will review the current situation in the swine industry in South America including the costs to build a production system and cost of production in these various countries. He will also share some production data from South American farms. He will compare and contrast the US swine industry strengths and weaknesses with systems in South America. Be ready for a high elevation overview and some down to the pig level details. 8:40 AM The Ag Economic Outlook: Super model or the Ugly Step Sister Dr. Steve Meyer, Paragon Economics. Where is the agriculture economy headed and what does it mean for agriculture? How will the administration changes in Washington impact the swine industry? These are just a few of the questions that Dr. Meyer will address. 9:45 AM Adjourn 6:30 PM Cash bar 7:00 PM Dinner for participants and registered guest Friday, February 20, 2009 “Industry Changes and Challenges” 6:30 AM Buffet breakfast for participants and registered guest 7:15 AM Developing Specialty Pigs/Markets: Down on the Farm Gene Noem, Murphy Brown Western Operations. has been instrumental in developing specialty programs such as All Natural and Simply Natural (no antibiotics) from inception to retail store shelf. He intimately knows the underpinnings of building the farm team to produce a special pig. He will also let you know that not all programs are created equal. 8:00 AM Farmer Mac and the Financial State of Ag Lending. Kent Bang, Bank of the West, will explain how the Fanny Mae of the ag world (Farmer Mac) works and update us on the current and future outlook for lending in the agriculture world with the credit crunch and change in Washington leadership. Friday, February 20, 2009 cont. 1
  2. 2. 2009 PIG-GROUP SKI SEMINAR COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO FEBRUARY 18 TO 21, 2009 8:45 AM Feed, Fuel, and Feed efficiency. Dr. Mike Tokach, Kansas State University. The changing feed ingredient and energy markets have had a tremendous impact on feeding programs. Mike will discuss information learned from these changes including system impact of feeding lower energy diets, management changes to feeder adjustment and feeder type, application of DDGS, iodine value and other related changes. 9:30 AM Discussion 9:45 AM Adjourn NOTE: Friday evening is open time to meet and visit with friends on your own. Saturday, February 21, 2009 “Help in the trenches – Take home application” 5:30 AM Something new!!! The Early Bird Discussion of Hot Topics!!! The week prior to the Pig Ski Conference, the Advisory Committee will pick the three “Biggest” topics in the swine industry. We will facilitate a caffeine induced discussion with those that dare! 6:30 AM Buffet breakfast for participants and registered guest 7:15 AM Managing People Using the Principles of the Book “12” Pete Wamsteeker, Cargill Animal Nutrition, rose quickly to his leadership position within Cargill. His background and success was highlighted in the book “12: The Elements of Great Managing” as a great example of people-first management. We have asked Pete to share his management principles and how he incorporated them within the existing business culture at Cargill. 8:00 AM Energy Use at the Farm Level Dr. Jay Harmon, Iowa State University. In the face of high energy costs, Dr. Harmon focused on finding practical ways to lower energy use at the farm level. Dr. Harmon will tell us what he found and provide useful take-home information to reduce energy use on swine farms. 8:45 AM Swine Viral diseases: The good, the bad and the ugly (PCV2, SIV & PRRS) Dr. Paul Yeske, Swine Vet Center. Dr. Yeske will review the current situation with these diseases including how they can be controlled in herds and production systems. These viruses continue to be a challenge to production systems on a daily basis. He will cover control programs from the sow herd to the grow-finish stages of production. At the end, he will define which virus fits into which category: the good, the bad, and the ugly. 9:30 AM Survey for suggested topics and location for the next year. 10:00 AM 2009 Pig Group Ski Seminar Adjourned 2
  3. 3. 2009 PIG-GROUP SKI SEMINAR COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO FEBRUARY 18 TO 21, 2009 ACCOMMODATIONS: Registrants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and any changes, deposits, and cancellation charges. Please contact Copper Mountain Resort at (866) 837-2996 and refer to your group code: 3gc4va. All of our sessions will be held in the conference center. For details on the rooms, check out the Copper Mountain website at www.coppercolorado.com. The 2009 rates are as follows: Room Tues 2/ 17 Fri 2/20 to T hurs and 2/19 Sa t 2/2 1 Gold Deluxe Studio $162 $179 Gold One Bedroom $195 $266 Gold Two Bedroom $288 $402 Gold Three Bedroom $553 $607 Silver Hotel Room $136 $160 Silver Deluxe Studio $144 $175 Silver One Bedroom $179 $243 Silver Two Bedroom $256 $357 Silver Three Bedroom $472 $526 The cut-off date for making group reservations is January 17, 2009. Last year our room block sold out, and several attendees had to commute to the seminar. Book early and guarantee your spot. There are several rooms blocked of each type, but the sooner that reservations are made, the more likely that your first choice will still be available. SKI INFORMATION: SKI DATES: Tuesday, February 17 through Sunday, February 22, 2009 BeeLine Advantage Upgrade for Copper Mountain Group Lodging Products Discounted Rate Guests Only! Exclusive lift lines at all base area lifts, plus some  Adult (18-64 yrs.) $54.00 upper mountain lifts. Access to the Eagle Lift 15 minutes earlier than lift  Student (13-17 yrs.) $48.00 opening for general public! Senior (65-69 yrs.) VIP ski & snowboard rental lines.  Child (6-12 yrs.) $29.00 Senior 70+ $32.00 To purchase the above lift tickets at these special rates, you must call in your order 24 hours prior to arrival with the below information on hand and credit card for full payment. Please refer to your group code: 3gc4va Please inquire with your Call Center Agent for additional package and multi-day lift discounts. SKI AND RIDE SCHOOL LESSONS: • All lessons begin at 10:00 and 11:00 AM. Note: If you purchase a group lift ticket a lesson is an • Adult lessons end at 3:00 PM add on product. The price listed below does NOT include • All lessons start at Union Creek. a lift ticket. Adult Full Day Ski or Snowboard Lesson (Levels 1-4 and $35.00 ages 16 +) Child Full Day Lesson Ski or Snowboard (6-15 yrs.) $46.00 Child Full Day Lesson Ski or Snowboard (3-5 yrs.) $66.00 Please ask your Call Center Agent about *Children’s lessons include a lunch. Private Lessons and Specialty Ski & Ride *Registration for Children’s Lessons begin at 8:30 AM, classes School Products! start at 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM. Lessons end at 3:30 PM. *All lessons are subject to a 6% surcharge. 3
  4. 4. 2009 PIG-GROUP SKI SEMINAR COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO FEBRUARY 18 TO 21, 2009 Registration Form Producers ONLY Name __________________________________ Business Name__________________________ Spouse Name _____________________________________ Children Name(s) __________________________________ Street _____________________________City______________State_______Zip_____________ Phone _________________________________E-Mail__________________________________ Registration includes: The scientific and entertainment program (Wednesday evening; Dinner Thursday evening; Breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings plus drink tickets for the cash bar on Wednesday and Thursday evenings). Registered attendees can include up to two guests for the seminar at the reduced fee of $325 per guest. Meal plan options for those not attending the seminar: Option 1: Complete meal plan (breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning and the dinner social on Wednesday and Thursday evening. Option 2: Evening meal plan for the dinner social for Wednesday and Thursday evenings only. Rec'd by Check Rec'd Check Jan. box Jan. 6th box below or later below Attendee 6th Name Amount($) Producer $425 $525 >>>>>>>> $ Additional Producer Guest $325 $425 >>>>>>>> $ Additional Producer Guest $325 $425 >>>>>>>> $ Additional Producer Guest $225 $325 >>>>>>>> $ Meal Plans for Non- Attendees (Breakfasts and Dinners) Option 2: Option 1: Evening Spouse or child not attending conference Name Amount ($) All Meals Meals Only One meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Second meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Third meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Total: $ Mail this registration form and payment by 01/06/2009 to: Pig Group, 39109 375th Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082. Contact us with any questions: Lori Yeske 507-934-3970 or Angela Baysinger at 402-353-4855. 4
  5. 5. 2009 PIG-GROUP SKI SEMINAR COPPER MOUNTAIN, COLORADO FEBRUARY 18 TO 21, 2009 Registration Form Industry Representatives ONLY Name __________________________________ Business Name__________________________ Street _____________________________City______________State_______Zip_____________ Phone _________________________________E-Mail__________________________________ Registration includes: The scientific and entertainment program (Wednesday evening; Dinner Thursday evening; Breakfast Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings plus drink tickets for the cash bar on Wednesday and Thursday evenings). Rec'd by Check Rec'd Check box Jan. 15 box Jan. Industry Participant 15 below or later below Name Amount ($) >>>>>>>> Industry Participant $525 $625 $ If Sponsoring One(1) Producer $425 $525 $ Place Producers and/or Spouse's name(s) in If Sponsoring Two(2) Producers $325 $425 $ Appropriate Section(s) Below If Sponsoring Three(3) Producers $225 $325 $ *If you want to sponsor more than 3 producers please contact us directly 507-934-3970 (Lori) or 402-353-4855 (Angela). Producer being sponsored Name Amount($) First producer $425 $525 >>>>>>>> $ Second producer $325 $425 >>>>>>>> $ Third producer $325 $425 >>>>>>>> $ Meal Plans for Non- Attendees (Breakfasts and Dinners) Option 2: Option 1: Evening Spouse or child not attending conference Name Amount ($) All Meals Meals Only One meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Second meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Third meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Fourth meal plan >>>>>>> $195 $90 $ Total of all sections above: $ See Explanation of Meal Plans on Producer Registration Form (Page 4). Mail this registration form and payment by 01/06/2009 to: Pig Group, 39109 375th Ave., St. Peter, MN 56082. Contact us with any questions: Lori Yeske 507-934-3970 or Angela Baysinger at 402-353-4855. 5

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